Slow Food: Beer-braised Pork Cheeks – (Almost) Nose to Tail Eating

beer-braised pork cheeks

I visited my dad not too long ago. It was the beginning of November and fall was starting to take it’s grip on the country. For the dynamic father and son duo, this meant the revival of a proud family tradition: slow food! When the days grow shorter, darker and colder, we’ll sometimes take the time […]

Simple Pleasures: Ron Zacapa Ice Cream

Ron Zacapa ice cream

Well, it’s another first on the blog! Today, we’re gonna turn things upside down by taking something reasonably complicated and making it dead simple. Today, I’m going to propose that given the right mindset and procedure, something as lush and seemingly complicated as ice cream can be made in as little as 3o minutes using very few […]

Food memories: Grandma’s Goulash – A Classic Slow Food Recipe!

Goulash

Some of my first food memories are of stews and particularly of my grandmother’s famous Goulash which she would make for lucky, visiting family members on October days like these, when the days were getting shorter, colder and much wetter. My grandma, in her younger years and even well into her 70’s and 80’s was […]

Fiery Foods: Cooking With Chilies – Unusual Tips and Ideas

Ghost Chili

Now stop me if you’ve heard this before, but I’m a major chili head. I love heat, I love chilies and I absolutely adore spicy, fiery foods. I’m also a geek, so I’m the kinda guy who takes my obsession perhaps one step further than most: I’m the kinda guy who not only grows his […]

Winter Cocktail: Creamy caramel Zacapa-spiked Mulled Cider

Zacapa-spiked mulled apple cider

Did I ever tell you about the time I accidentally invented a cocktail? Oh, wait, that’s another post! But we are talking cocktails on the blog today! You see, my friends, some of the upsides of running a reasonably appreciated food blog on the interwebs are the nice letters, messages and emails you get from […]